Category Archives: Sprouts

Welcome Rowan!

Hello! This week we will introduce our new friend, Rowan, explore building  and  discuss arrangement transformation!  Welcome Rowan!!  Whenever a new friend joins Dot to Dot, the transitions and new environment can be overwhelming.  As always the sprouts have been helping our newest addition learn all about the class and our routines.  Whenever a new

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“Were hiding”

November 14,2019 Dear Sprouts Families, It was a short but exciting week as the children continued their journey exploring. This week we will talk about: Movement of Materials Buckets and Empty Cardboard Boxes Being Responsible Movement of Materials Many of the children are still going up to the loft area to look down. “Hi! “

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In Motion

Dear Sprouts Families, This week we will talk about: Materials in Motion Boxes Ms. Amy’s Exploration This week the children continued to explore the classroom, and we saw some new and interesting things develop. We placed red cellophane material in the cutting bin thinking it would draw the children’s attention. The children were drawn to

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Building outside the box

Hello!! This week the sprouts have been exploring building and boxes! Building This week the sprouts have continued with their building.  The structures are growing and becoming more elaborate each day.  In an attempt to spark interest in creating more complex structures, we set up a replica of our playground. We wanted to see how

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Discovering New Things

Dear Sprout Families, I want to Thank everyone for coming to parent teacher conferences last week.  I know how busy everyone’s lives are. This was a great way for me to communicate with you. This week we will focus on what we noticed the children have been exploring. We noticed that some of the children

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Farewell Fishy and Festivities

Hello! In preparation for conferences last week, we did not post a blog. Instead, we decided to combine this week’s and last week’s blog into one. Thank you for understanding and sorry for the delay! This blog will cover the passing of our fish, changes in the classroom and classroom routine, and pumpkin exploration!  

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Explorations

Dear Sprouts Families,   Another week has just flown by in our classroom. We want to welcome Adi a new friend who joined our class on Tuesday! This week we will talk about: New Classroom Layout Transporting and Traveling Outside Exploration New classroom layout As educators we observe children within their environment, in doing so

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Building On Our Grate Exploration

Hello! This week we will discuss: Building, Grates, and Slopes Building This week the sprouts have been manipulating the blocks and loose parts.  Their building has become more purposeful.  Instead of the usual “towers”, we are seeing more structures such as stairs, slides and diving boards.  This trend of structures also ties into the sprouts

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Cutting/Making Marks/Skill Sets

Dear Sprout Families, The children were busy this week, as they continue to explore and find things that interest them. Each child travels their own journey in the Sprouts classroom, but they all find things to explore with a friend by their side. This week we will talk about some interests that have emerged. Cutting

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Planks and Pulleys are ~grate~

Hello all!!! We could not be more excited to welcome back Ms. Shawna! We know it must be so hard to leave baby Leighton, but we are so excited to have you back! This week we will discuss the plank exploration, pulley, and the grates. Plank Exploration The Sprouts were very interested to find the

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